International Game Technology Patents – Key Insights and Stats

International Game Technology has a total of 9206 patents globally, out of which 5690 have been granted. Of these 9206 patents, more than 4% patents are active. The United States of America is where International Game Technology has filed the maximum number of patents, followed by Australia and Europe. Parallelly, United States of America seems to be the main focused R&D centre and also is the origin country of International Game Technology.

International Game Technology was founded in 1974. International Game Technology designs and manufactures computerized casino gaming systems. The Company develops and manufactures systems that monitor slot machine play and track player activity, as well as wide area progressive systems. International Game serves customers worldwide.

 Do read about some of the most popular patents of International Game Technology which have been covered by us in this article and also you can find International Game Technology patents information, the worldwide patent filing activity and its patent filing trend over the years, and many other stats over International Game Technology patent portfolio.

How many patents does the CEO of International Game Technology have?

The CEO Vincent Sadusky has 0 patents.

How many patents does International Game Technology have?

International Game Technology has a total of 9206 patents globally. These patents belong to 2790 unique patent families. Out of 9206 patents, 453 patents are active.

How Many Patents did International Game Technology File Every Year?

IGT Patents Filing Trend

Are you wondering why there is a drop in patent filing for the last two years? It is because a patent application can take up to 18 months to get published. Certainly, it doesn’t suggest a decrease in the patent filing.

Year of Patents Filing or GrantInternational Game Technology Applications FiledInternational Game Technology Patents Granted
2011395393
2012465416
2013468442
2014191431
2015192313
2016274294
2017197188
2018207161
2019237183
2020118162
2021186155
202264127

How many International Game Technology patents are Alive/Dead?

Worldwide Patents

IGT Patents Portfolio

How Many Patents did International Game Technology File in Different Countries?

IGT Geographical Patents

Countries in which International Game Technology Filed Patents

CountryPatents
United States Of America5077
Australia1412
Europe524
Canada460
United Kingdom275
Macao165
China99
South Africa98
Germany70
Japan68
Mexico60
Austria40
Singapore37
Spain30
Norway25
Brazil24
Korea (South)24
New Zealand16
Argentina14
Hong Kong (S.A.R.)12
Peru7
India7
San Marino6
Slovakia5
Italy5
Israel4
Morocco4
Russia4
Czech Republic4
Denmark3
Ukraine2
Hungary2
Portugal2
Slovenia1
Netherlands1
Poland1
Finland1
Iceland1
Cyprus1

Where are Research Centers of International Game Technology Patents Located?

Research Centers of IGT Patents

10 Best International Game Technology Patents

US6846238B2 is the most popular patent in the International Game Technology portfolio. It has received 1229 citations so far from companies like Unirec, Bally Gaming International, and Multimedia Games.

Below is the list of 10 most cited patents of International Game Technology:

Publication NumberCitation Count
US6846238B21229
US6652378B21175
US6375567B11085
US6508710B1966
US6346043B1966
US6368216B1960
US20090143141A1955
US6439995B1945
US6645077B2941
US6364768B1919

Which Companies are using International Game Technology Patents to Advance their Research?

If patents or patents from a particular technology area of a company receive a lot of citations, it implies that the technology is being followed and incrementally innovated by the citing companies. It also indicates that citing companies are working on similar and closely related technologies.

The top citing companies in the International Game Technology patent portfolio are Sg Gaming, Universal Entertainment and Ubs Ag.

List of the top forward citing Companies –

CompanyNumber of Patents
Sg Gaming796
Universal Entertainment227
Ubs Ag276
Aruze Gaming244
Aristocrat Technologies138
Jefferies Finance114
Konami Gaming88
Spv 47 Llc78
King Show Games60
Microsoft Technology56

Count of 102 and 103 Type Rejections based on International Game Technology Patents

Top International Game Technology Patents used in Rejecting Most Patent Applications

Patent NumberCount of Rejected Applications
US6652378B293
US6846238B247
US20090143141A144
US7976389B235
US8109821B231
US8540562B227
US8460103B227
US8282475B227
US9028329B226
US7515718B226
US20020002075A125
US8979646B223
US7611409B223
US8684839B222
US8087988B222

What Percentage of International Game Technology US Patent Applications were Granted?

International Game Technology (Excluding its subsidiaries) has filed 4763 patent applications at USPTO so far (Excluding Design and PCT applications). Out of these 3688 have been granted leading to a grant rate of 81.39%.

Below are the key stats of International Game Technology patent prosecution at the USPTO.

Which Law Firms Filed Most US Patents for International Game Technology?

Law FirmTotal ApplicationsSuccess Rate
Neal Gerber & Eisenberg327978.29%
IGT37586.47%
Walker Innovation Inc33551.34%
Sage Patent Group9681.16%
Sheridan Ross8985.71%
Atip Law788.97%
Maschoff Brennan Paypal52100.00%
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson3958.06%
Griffiths & Seaton3886.84%
Armstrong Teasdale3688.89%

What are International Game Technology key innovation segments?

What Technologies are Covered by International Game Technology?

The chart below distributes patents filed by International Game Technology in different countries on the basis of the technology protected in patents. It also represents the markets where International Game Technology thinks it’s important to protect particular technology inventions.

R&D Focus: How has International Game Technology search focus changed over the years?

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Updated on October 29, 2022

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